For the month of October, I am joining TONS of other bloggers by linking up with The Nester for 31 day blogging challenge where we post about one topic each day for the whole month. After lots of consideration, I have chosen to take a journey through this book, 31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha Home the Mary Way, by Sarah Mae. Check out more information about the book from my 1st post here, and see my intro post with the links to the entire series here.
Sorry I'm getting around to posting so late today. I had the unfortunate incident of my computer dying. I'm so sad, but it looks like she is gone for good. I'm pretty sad, and know that there is no way I can replace it with the one i want right now, but that is OK. Thankfully hubby still has a laptop I can use, even if it isn't as easy to use or fast as mine. I'm hoping that this wont slow my blogging down, anyways, on to day four...
I always want my home to be a place where I can invite people in. I am an extrovert and I love having conversations with people. I want my home to be a place where I can invite others over, where we can sit and have a cup of coffee and a good conversation. I don't ever want people to feel awkward or uncomfortable in my home. It isn't about it being perfectly clean, because if it is too sterile people may not feel like they can sit down. It is about the environment, and helping people feel at ease and welcome. I need to cultivate this welcoming environment for my guests and myself. If I am completely honest, there are times when I want to leave my home, just because it is so overwhelming. There isn't a "put your feet up" feeling even for myself. I feel like there is always something I should be doing, and I can never truly "rest" in my home right now. How can I expect others to feel comfortable when I don't? This needs to change. I want my home to be a place that holds life and charges me, not something that feels like it always drains me. A place where people can come over without notice and chat if they need it. My goal is to have my home be a place where a friend can come over in crisis at the drop of a hat and me not be embarrassed so that I can focus on my friend and not the fact that they are seeing my mess.
Today's Challenge Pics:
What in your home is keeping it from being a "put your feet up" kind of place?